Black & White Desktop Photos

Every month, many people still download desktop photos from this site, even though the three collections of images were posted several years ago. These days, I am more and more drawn to black and white, my first love in photography. For a long time, I thought that digital black and white was too sterile and flat, and that this was one area were the wet lab with its red safety light and smelly chemicals still had an edge. The more I experimented with various techniques and tools, the more I realized that I was wrong. It seemed only natural, then, to add to my collection by posting a dozen black and white desktop images, ten normal ones and two high key shots for those who prefer very light backgrounds.

Clicking on any of the photos on this page causes a larger version (960 x 600) to open in a separate window. This allows taking a closer look at the image and its texture. To obtain an image, simply click the desired size below the caption. This downloads a zipped version of the photo to your computer. I am obviously not zipping the photos to shrink the files; the idea is to force the browser to download the file rather than to display it.

Though I retain all rights to all images, you are hereby authorized to use any of these photos for non-commercial purposes. Enjoy the pictures and feel free to send me your comments.


Old stone wall amid the Roman ruins, Lyon (France)

Old stone wall amid the Roman ruins, Lyon (France)
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Outer wall of an old residence, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (USA)

Outer wall of an old residence, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (USA)
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Boards at a construction site, Monte Carlo (Monaco)

Boards at a construction site, Monte Carlo (Monaco)
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Brick wall in a coffee shop, Cambridge (UK)

Brick wall in a coffee shop, Cambridge (UK)
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Massive stone wall in the center of Stockholm (Sweden)

Massive stone wall in the center of Stockholm (Sweden)
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Wooden shed in La Goule, Jura (Switzerland)

Wooden shed in La Goule, Jura (Switzerland)
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Old knocker in Tourrettes-sur-Loup (France)

Old knocker in Tourrettes-sur-Loup (France)
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Old wall with peeling plaster, Tallinn (Estonia)

Old wall with peeling plaster, Tallinn (Estonia)
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The Mediterranean at Calvi, Corsica (France)

The Mediterranean at Calvi, Corsica (France)
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Sailboat in Fontvieille harbor (Monaco)

Sailboat in Fontvieille harbor (Monaco)
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Reeds at the Etang du Scamandre, Camargue (France)

Reeds at the Etang du Scamandre, Camargue (France)
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Waves on the town beach in Cannes (France)

Waves on the town beach in Cannes (France)
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